Far Right Wing Violence Has Skyrocketed Since Obama Elected

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    Not that it's to anyone's surprise, but since Obama became the nominee for president, radical right wing violence has soared.

    "A report published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy on Jan. 15 discusses the potential dangers of “violent far-right” organizations, which has angered some conservatives that believe the military should focus on international threats.

    The executive summary of the paper, “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” claims that “since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self- identify with the far-right of American politics.”

    Written by Arie Perliger, Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the paper asserts that three distinct ideologies exist in the “American violent far right.” Those are “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement,” the last of which “includes mainly Christian Identity groins such as the Aryan Nations.”

    “Findings indicate that…it is not only feelings of deprivation that motivate those involved in far right violence, but also the sense of empowerment that emerges when the political system is perceived to be increasingly permissive to far right ideas,” it later reads.

    The rise in attacks in the 21st century were significant, as “Although in the 1990s the average number of attacks per year was 70.1, the average number of attacks per year in the first 11 years of the twenty-first century was 307.5, a rise of more than 400%.”


    West Point study on ?violent far right? shows ?dramatic rise? in attacks | The Raw Story
     
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    500 deaths by liberals in Chicago alone.. in one year.
     
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    The states with the highest murder rates are all bright red. Fail from you as usual.
     
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    chicago, all liberal, no guns allowed, 500 murders in one year.. it's irrefutable.
     
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    boo
     
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    Chicago, Detroit, Kiladelphia, liberals can't refute the facts. All they can do is call all acts of self defence acts of violence.
     
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    I was born and raised in Utah, now live in Idaho. I'll get back to ya when the 2 most right wing states in American become dangerous. yawn
     
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    Mr. Perliger does not recognize timeless conflicts in the heart of egalitarian democracy. Rather, he identifies extreme forms of dissent with legitimate forms of dissent. Extremism gets identified with the right in general, a continuity exists for him, from the base of the iceberg to the tip. The right as a whole becomes illegitimate, the enemies against a populism of 'we the people/the government'. The identification of the people and the government with the good and the true, and the demonization of legitimate criticism of the leveling corrosive effects of egalitarianism, which is the philosophical grounds for the rejection of the left by the right, (even though the right is not self-conscious enough about the philosophical grounds of their objection) is the bridge to totalitarian forms of democracy. That Mr. Perliger does not recognize elements within government that while operating with the best of intentions in practice are destructive of individual liberty and freedoms simply illustrates that his own thinking belongs 'below the surface', to the dominant non-inquiring modern consciousness.
     
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    Check The Occupy incidents....rape, murder, fecal bombs targeted at law enforcement. Is that right wing violence?
     
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    Read the study and stop trying to deflect. Radical right wing domestic terrorism has skyrocketed in recent years.
     

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